theology June 25, 2020 Do you need to be born again before you can… Posted by Charles Page in Facebook's Pentecostal Theology Group View the Original Post Do you need to be born again before you can be sanctified? PentecostalTheology .com Previous articleSeeing the Big Picture through Spiritual Eyes Next articleThe plague of death 14 Comments Reply March 23, 2016 Charles Page Trying to post on cell phone Reply March 23, 2016 Wahyu of course Reply June 25, 2020 T Murray Funston Yes Reply June 25, 2020 Varnel Watson yEs you need to be born again before the RAPTURE Reply June 25, 2020 Douglas Roberts YES, Sanctification is before Justification. The new Birth comes first.; Then we are alive to Repent ,Trust and obey for eternal Life. Faith alone is wrong and will take one to Hell/ Reply June 25, 2020 Varnel Watson Sanctification is before Justification? PROVE it with some BIBLE pls Douglas Roberts Reply June 25, 2020 Greg Thumm Why does everything theological have to revolve around the “rapture” for some people ? ? ? Reply June 25, 2020 Varnel Watson when else would you wanna be saved? Greg Thumm Reply June 25, 2020 Greg Thumm I am being saved whether or not there is a pre-trib “rapture”. The question is, what am I being saved for? To put on the full armor of God and wade into the enemy sword in hand, or to sit on a cloud and play the harp as the battle rages … The big picture question is, what is God’s purpose in tribulation. Reply June 25, 2020 Michael N Dineen Yes. Reply June 25, 2020 RichardAnna Boyce 1. Positional Sanctification First Corinthians 1:30 is a good verse to summarize our sanctified, or set-apart, position in Christ: “But of Him you are in Christ Jesus, who became for us wisdom from God—and righteousness and sanctification and redemption.” This is an absolute, perfect, and objective thing. Positional sanctification takes place instantaneously at salvation, irrespective of how little it may or may not immediately show up in our lives. The Corinthians, who had a long way to go before they would be considered “saintly” by outside observers (and who did, after all, often have rather rough backgrounds), are addressed by Paul in these words: “And such were some of you. But you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of our God” (1 Cor 6:11, emphasis supplied). Many evangelicals hesitate to use the word saint for all Christians, letting the Mormons, the so-called “Latter-day Saints,” have a corner on the word.6 The NT has no such reticence, because of the doctrine of positional sanctification. Whereas the word Christian occurs only three times in the NT, the word saints (plural, not “Saint John’ or “Saint Paul”) as a term for all believers is widespread (e.g., Acts 9:13; Rom 1:7; 1 Cor 1:2; Eph 4:12; Phil 4:22; Col 1:4; Phlm 7; Heb 6:10; Rev 13:7). William Evans writes bluntly, but truthfully, on this question of being a “saint”: “If a man is not a saint he is not a Christian; if he is a Christian he is a saint.”7 2. Progressive Sanctification John 17:17, in our Lord’s high-priestly prayer for his saints, is a good introduction8 to the practical or experiential side of sanctification: “Sanctify them by Your truth. Your word is truth.” Although the Lord Jesus had been ministering to His disciples for three years, and eleven of them had indeed been already sanctified (positionally) by grace through faith in Him,9 He still prays for their sanctification through the application of the Word of God. 3. Perfected Sanctification Final, ultimate, or perfect sanctification does not take place till we leave this planet through death or the Rapture. It is an event yet to come. First John 3:2 is a central passage for this: Beloved, now we are children of God; and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is. Reply June 25, 2020 Jan Lang Yes Sanctification is a process from the moment of Salvation Reply June 25, 2020 Jan Lang . Reply June 25, 2020 Craig O'Dell Being born again means to be born of the Spirit; because life is in the Spirit. And, being sanctified is a believer being sealed with the Holy Spirit. I believe you have to be sealed with the Holy Spirit to be considered born of the Spirit. Once you are sealed with the Holy Spirit your life is sustained is in the Spirit not flesh and blood. The Spirit marks you as a candidate for the first resurrection. So the two ideas seem to go hand-in-hand where sanctification could be regarded as the born-again step in your salvation process. Leave a Reply Click here to cancel reply. Cancel replyComment Name Email Website This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.